Abbey Cleland writes fiction, screenplays, essays, and web content.

After graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in English and Film, Abbey attended The New School in New York where she studied writing and publishing. 

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2007, she’s optioned several original romantic comedies, family-friendly screenplays, and children’s TV concepts, while writing, developing, and consulting for a variety of LA-based production companies and networks. (Watch the trailer of one of her Hallmark Movie Channel movies, and check out her humble IMDB page.)

Abbey currently splits her time between LA and the Midwest. So far this arrangement has resulted in great fun, and wild, irrepressible productivity.

In June 2013, she married her longtime crush/favorite human, Anthony.

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In January 2014, she earned an MFA in Fiction from Fairfield University.


In July 2015, she secured a wonder literary agent named Victoria, and five days later gave birth to a wonder boy named Cameron.

So, that was a good week.


NOW, as in this exact moment (she likes to imagine), her first novel, an upmarket dramedy for women, is being considered for publication.


While she’s hard at work on her second novel (a project that has her making many-a trip to the library, buzzing with creative glee), she regularly contributes maternal and writerly musings to, among other women-centric outlets on the web and beyond.

She also loves to write about writing, as displayed on this website’s blog and places like Spry Literary Journal and Now What? Creative Writer’s Guide.

Above all, Abbey believes in hard work, insatiable curiosity, and October baseball, as well as Jane Austen’s wit, Jim Henson’s creativity, and Fred Rogers’s kindness.